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      Holiday hike in gas prices

      Millions of Americans will be hitting the road this weekend for the Fourth if July. They will be feeling more pain at the pump.

      Triple A of Michigan reports that as of Sunday, the statewide average for a gallon of self serve regular is $3.89. That's up another two cents from last week, and about 40 cents higher than last year at this time.

      In the regional reports, the highest price for gasoline is in the Ann Arbor area, at $3.93. Upper Peninsula drivers are still paying the least with at an average of $3.79 for the Marquette region.

      Earlier this year, the auto club thought that gas prices would slide 10 to 15 cents in June. However violence in Iraq is one of the main reasons prices continue to climb. Michigan is reporting the tenth highest gas averages in the nation.

      The weekly Michigan gas report is as follows:

      National $3.678 Michigan $3.889 Ann Arbor $3.925 Benton Harbor $3.822 Detroit $3.904 Flint $3.906 Grand Rapids $3.886 Jackson $3.902 Lansing/E. Lansing $3.913 Marquette $3.791 Saginaw/Bay City/Midland $3.881 Traverse City $3.899